Book View: Crossed

Book View: CrossedCrossed by Ally Condie
Series: Matched #2
Published by Dutton Children's Books on November 1st 2011
Pages: 367

In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

Review: Matched
* Review and Summary may contain spoilers from the first book of the series, Matched. Read at your own risk *

Short and Sweet:
Matched, the first book in the series, was one of my favorite reads of last year. Condie stormed onto the scene and was lost in her world. Flash forward a year, and here we are with Crossed.

Crossed was not what I wanted it to be. I expected the same level of action, romance, suspense. But it wasn't there. Not exactly. Crossed seemed to be a stepping stone type book. Adding to the overall story, but not answering many of the lingering questions nor resolving some of the previous issues. All in all, it was just a frustrating read.

Final Verdict:
Despite not being what I wanted (or needed) Crossed to be, I still enjoyed the experience. Cassia and Ky have come along way from where they were in Matched. And still have a long, long way to go. I am really hoping the third book will bring things together and round out this series nicely.

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One response to “Book View: Crossed

  1. Sarah E.

    I have to agree. I felt Crossed was a typical middle book in the trilogy, the one that sets up the epic third book. To me, the book was very drawn out and had little to no action. There were a few good parts that I am incredibly interested to see where it will take the third book!

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